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adapt (something) for

To change or adjust something for a new or different purpose. I heard that the studio is adapting that book for a movie. Have they adapted the building for wheelchair accessibility?
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adapt (something) from

To create one thing from another. The film was adapted from a famous novel.
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adapt (something) to

1. To become familiar or comfortable with something. When used in this way, the phrase does not take a noun or pronoun between "adapt" and "to." When Fran moved to China, she struggled to adapt to her new surroundings.
2. To modify or adjust something to fit or work properly with something else. Brian had to buy special cables so that he could adapt his old VCR his new TV.
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adapt someone or something

to something to cause someone or something to change, adjust to, or get used to something else. Can't you adapt yourself to my way of doing things?

adapt something for something

to change or alter something for use with something else. Has this furnace been adapted for natural gas?
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adapt something from something

to derive something from something else; to create by modifying something else. I adapted my new musical from a novel.
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adapt something to something

to convert something to fit or work with something else. We converted our furnace to natural gas.
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adapt to something

to adapt or get used to someone or something. Please try to adapt to our routine.
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adapt to

v.
1. To alter something so that it is better suited to something else: The immigrants adapted their recipes to the ingredients that were available in their new country.
2. To change in order to be better suited to something: At first, I didn't like the new school, but I quickly adapted to the way things were done there and was soon very happy.
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But what do we do with features that increase the adaptedness of the possessor(s) but that are not products of selection?
Obvious examples of natural and human selection for adaptedness involve the increases in plant density and N application associated with the increase of U.
Because 20-yr height and survival are composite traits that reflect adaptedness at a test site, the y- and x-axis coordinates of the vertex (maximum point) of the response functions defined the optimal performance and the optimal climate, respectively.
what function a mental module served when it was selected during the environment of evolutionary adaptedness, or EEA), then one has a computational theory for the device in Marr's sense.
The adaptedness of spines was not similar in the two host species, and conclusions about parasite-mediated selection are necessarily contingent upon the host species involved.
Therefore, the larger lamellae of Enallagma species in dragonfly lakes fulfill both the adaptedness (e.
Gould thinks that history does exhibit directionality, but of the very opposite kind: diversity is maximal shortly after the invention of multi-cellular animals, and thereafter diversity has declined without any compensatory increase in adaptedness or complexity.
As MURRAY SMITH observes, I locate this issue within an account of a broad theoretical conflict over "massive modularity" and the nature of the EEA or "environment of evolutionary adaptedness.
Exploring these variation patterns with respect to environmental factors or connecting these patterns to the resistance patterns of flax diseases may result in grouping of accessions with similar adaptedness or disease resistance and thus would facilitate the search for unique genotypes from the collection.
founder events), from differences in adaptedness to spatially varying abiotic environmental factors, or from biotic interactions with organisms other than hosts (Lowendorf 1980).
When Darwin explained the wondrous adaptedness of living things, he did so, not by explaining why the creatures that exist have the adaptations they do, but rather by explaining why the creatures that exist are the ones with those adaptations.
Natural Psychology: The Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness and the Structure of Cognition.
Plant genetic adaptedness to climatic and adaphic environment.
The adaptedness of corolla color variants in experimental and natural populations of Phlox drummondii.
DARWIN (1859), in The Origin of Species, notes the association of wide adaptedness with much taxonomic subdivision.